James Hill
James Hill
James Hill (1 August 1919 - 7 October 1994) was a British film and television director, screenwriter and producer whose career spanned 52 years between 1937–1989, best remembered for his documentaries and short subjects such as Giuseppina and The Home Made Car, and as director of the internationally acclaimed Born Free.
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Whatcom County Jail report for Aug. 27-28 - Bellingham Herald
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Cory James Hill, booked by Bellingham Police Department for failure to appear for possession of marijuana. Anthony John Ryan Zavala, booked by Blaine Police Department for third-degree theft and minor in possession of alcohol
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Summit Avenue is lined with mansions and steeped in history - Pioneer Press
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While James Hill favored a brooding manse, his son Louis Hill built a brick Georgian Revival with a large white-columned portico that looks like it came off a Southern plantation. The back half of the house was built in 1902 and designed by Clarence
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Take to the streets for a festival of folk [Newcastle Evening Chronicle (England)] - TMC Net
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The folk-fiddle foursome take their name from the former Newcastle residence of James Hill, the pre-eminent 19th Century fiddler. Hill's commontime hornpipes - The High Level Bridge and The Beeswing, for example - became standard fare in the folk
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West Hill School GCSE results 2011 - Manchester Evening News
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... 3(7),Haveliwala Karan 14(14),Alexander Hazell 10(11),Jack Heaney 10(10.5),Ryan Heap 13(13),James Hill 4(8.5),Samuel Hills 3(6),Ryan Hilton 10(11),Richard Hindley 4(6.5),Connor Hirst 1(6),Conor Horne 3(7),Jake Howard 6(9),Philip Howarth 14(14),
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Maxine Ellis - The Tennessean
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Survivors include her daughter, Donna Lynn Ellis (James Hill) of Memphis; brother, James “Jim” Carney of Chapmansboro; sisters, Geraldine Balthrop of Chapmansboro, Mae Shipman of Gainesville, Fla., Pearl Eaton of San Francisco, Calif., Waydene (Ben)
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James Hill Gressette Jr. -- Orangeburg - The Times and Democrat
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Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Friday, Aug. 19, at First Baptist Church in Orangeburg. The family will receive friends from 11 am to 1 pm Friday, Aug. 19, at 1807 Columbia Road, Orangeburg. Burial will follow at West End Cemetery,
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Band Teaches Lessons in Music and Character - KSAL
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(from left) Sheriff Glen Kochanowski, Lt. Allan Lytton, Mr. William McMosley, Captain Dennis Gassman & Chief James Hill. The beginning of the new school year has one Salina man out on the recruiting trail
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Athletics: Third place for depleted Cornwall AC team - Falmouth Packet
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A much more balanced Men's team of nine athletes finished forty nine points ahead of their closest rivals, Poole AC, led by just more invaluable contributions from James Hill (five events) and Phil Warwicker (4 events). The real damage was done in the
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Cestrians look to have Dukes NEPL title sewn up - Sunderland Echo
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The day started well enough for Shields as Phil Bell (41) and James Hill (35) gave them a solid start in an opening partnership of 70, but once Jaspreet Singh was introduced to the Wearsiders attack everything changed. Singh removed both openers in
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BEST BET: Uke lovers and players come together - North County Times
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Had he waited only nine more days to visit, he could've compared his chops on the ukulele to uke stars Jake Shimabukuro and James Hill at the inaugural San Diego Ukulele Festival, which features a mix of paid and free performances July 14 to 16 at the
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Cannon County escapees captured - The Daily News Journal
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James Hill, 31, was caught about 10 pm Wednesday in downtown Woodbury behind the Rite Aid Drug Store on West Main Street. Sanders had been arrested last weekend on drug charges. Hill had been jailed since March on an attempted murder charge
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Bobcat sighted in Coquitlam - Global Toronto
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COQUITLAM – A bobcat was sighted by Coquitlam resident James Hill earlier today, and he managed to grab some video of the wild cat. “It was right in front of my driveway,” said Hill. He initially thought it was a lynx, but conservation officers have
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Sir James Hill steps down after 20 years - Bradford Telegraph and Argus
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Cancer Support Bradford & Airedale has bid farewell to Sir James Hill, who has stood down from the charity's board of trustees after 20 years of service. During his tenure, Sir James saw the charity evolve from small beginnings in Little Germany in
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Body found in Henderson home identified - KVVU Las Vegas
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Authorities found Tangan's bloody body Wednesday after receiving a 911 call from 50-year-old James Hill, who said the woman was a prostitute he hired to come to his home on Valle Verde Drive near Wigwam Parkway. Hill was charged with murder after
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1994
    Age 74
    James Hill was married to Lucienne Hill (?-?). He died in London on 7 October 1994, at the age of 75.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1965
    Age 45
    The year 1965 began with A Study in Terror, pitting an imaginary Sherlock Holmes against real life Jack the Ripper.
    More Details Hide Details Considered to be one of the best films of its genre, it boasted an impressive cast which included John Neville, Donald Houston, Robert Morley, Anthony Quayle, Barry Jones and Judi Dench. 1965 was also the year of Born Free, an international hit starring Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, based on the autobiographical book by Joy Adamson about Elsa the Lioness. In an interview with Doris Martin, writer Sid Cole reminisced: “On Born Free I remember getting a card from Jimmy Hill saying he was in Kenya entirely surrounded by lions. (laughter).” Filmed on location in Kenya over a period of 9 months, with George Adamson as technical advisor, the shoot had a profound effect on the participants. Closely associated with Travers, McKenna and Adamson, Hill followed up with three docu/dramas related to wildlife in Africa which he either directed, co-produced and/or wrote: The Lions Are Free (1967) on the fate of the Born Free lion-actors, An Elephant Called Slowly (1969), and The Lion at World's End (aka, Christian the Lion) (1971).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1955
    Age 35
    In 1955 Hill entered a new phase with the documentary The New Explorers, sponsored by the BP oil company who (following Shell Oil's example) produced a number of industry-related, independently produced documentaries and shorts.
    More Details Hide Details Accompanying an oil exploration team around the world on its unsuccessful quest, Hill later wrote of his trek in the trade magazine Film User that he had " travelled nearly 100,000 miles by car, jeep, train, liner, launch, dhow, canoe, catamaran, bicycle, aircraft, flying-boat, camel, helicopter, horseback and foot." Due to production costs and almost inaccessible locations the movie was shot on 16mm film, rather than 35mm film then in common use. In the 1960s Hill expanded his scope and firmly established himself as a mainstream director. In the words of Richard Chatten of The Independent: "The British cinema of the Sixties was littered with the bones of directors who showed promise in the field of documentaries and shorts but came to grief in features; but James Hill was one of the most conspicuous exceptions." Beginning with The Kitchen (1961), based on Arnold Wesker's play, it was quickly followed by two John Mortimer play adaptations, Lunch Hour (1961), showing the dire consequences of a lunch hour romance, and the legal satire The Dock Brief (1962); both essentially two-hander plays. Every Day's a Holiday (1964), for which he also wrote the screenplay, was a teenage pop musical typical of the era.
  • 1952
    Age 32
    After the war he became a documentary director, primarily of shorts, before graduating to feature length children's movies with The Stolen Plans in 1952.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1937
    Age 17
    He entered the GPO Film Unit in 1937 as an assistant, then served in the RAF Film Unit during World War II, receiving a DFC.
    More Details Hide Details He is said to have been the model for Donald Pleasence' character Flight Lt. Colin Blythe ("the Forger") in The Great Escape (1963).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1919
    Born
    James H. Hill was born in Eldwick, Yorkshire, England on 1 August 1919, and attended Belle Vue Boys' School.
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